Friday, 1 July 2011

Hi honey I'm home!


Hi guys I'm back.  

I've been living on the fringes of blogging for a few weeks now, but I'm back!  Been a strange few weeks, with some family problems, some health problems and work getting in the way of my blogging.
The lovely weather we have had has been dragging us out of the house a lot more than usual and we have spent many happy hours here, 5 mins from home:


The kids just don't want to leave...


 Two happy boys!


I have been busy making stuff, mainly making hexies and putting kits together for sale and making candles and melts.  I have been making fun stuff too, but I am in the midst of three swaps and I've got two birthday swaps in the next couple of weeks, so the things I have been making I can't really show yet, here is a little taster;

Little felty makes...
Little knitted cotton makes...


Fabric swap goodies almost complete to send to Australia...

How are you getting on with your swaps, has everyone been in touch?

I bought this last week from The Book Club,

 I've always been a little scared of quilting but I was really drawn to this, it's more little projects to make than full on big quilts.

Hexie, book cover ~ eek!  I have to make one of these!

A delightful cushion, this is next on my list.  It's not as hard as it looks, it's only 9 different squares of fabric cut in varying ways, I've got a lovely pile of Cath Kidston cotton just screaming out for this cushion project.

 And look what I found at the boot sale last week, I love old tins, and I love nursery rhymes, this was just right up my street...

 Now before I shoot off to catch up on your blogs, have you bought this yet?  It's the Simply Homemade magazine.  I quite like it as it has lots of different crafts in there, and as my interests vary so widely there is always something in there I like.
I bought a spare copy for someone who would like to give it a go.  If you would like a chance to win this please metion 'FREE MAGAZINE' in your comment and I'll add you into the hat.  I'll draw a winner on Monday night and post out next week (maybe with a couple of little treats added in).


 I promise not to leave it so long next time.
Mmmmmwwwahhhh!  Love ya!
 
~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~ 

27 comments:

Catherine said...

Sounds like you have had a very busy time! I like the look of your new "reads"...might have to search those out! Cx

Ali said...

Yoo hoo, sounds like you have had a great but busy time lots of fab makes!! Ooh please put me in your draw for Free Magazine sounds like it would come in handy xx (is the beach on the NE Coast???)

Bethany said...

I love the little 'Old Lady' tin. Thankfully that mag is sold here (and I've got them all so far) so I can leave it up for someone else to have a chance (not that I think I'd get so lucky as to win 2 in a row from you :)

ohsewbeautiful said...

Oooo, count me in for the free magazine giveaway :)
Thankyou for the little 'extra' in my package, it smells divine! Xx

VintageVicki said...

You have been busy :) Ooops I'd not consulted my birthday list - I'd better get making over the weekend!

I had issue 1 of that mag but have not seen another others - please put my name in the hat.

Rae said...

I love the look of that quilting in no time, I'm the same, the size of quilting projects scares me too, but small projects look like fun - I'm going to order it from my library

Oh and any chance you could pop me in the hat for the free magazine too please?

A Blessed Life said...

Welcome back you were very much missed,your ackage looks gorgeous like it is your swap aprtner won't want to open it!I don't think we have that mag over here so I must look and see.Once again great to have you back but looks like you have been having some fun,hope all is well family wise now.xx

carrad said...

Very glad to have you back! My swap is packaged and ready to go. Oh, and would love to be in the free magazine draw, pleeeeease xxx

simplyvintage said...

I've got that book - it has some lovely little makes in it doesn't it? I've also been buying that magazine since it first came out - I love that it has a variety of crafts in it.

I just looooo-ve that tin it's gorgeous. xxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hoorah you're back!

I've got that book! Pictures are utterly gorgeous aren't they? I've always been scared of quilting too but some of those makes look quite do-able.

Love to be entered for your free mag draw. Thank you!

dizzytina said...

I'm loving you car boot find Hun and the photo of your boys in wet suits is is fab. I would love a chance to win the free magazine I havent seen it before x x

Rachael said...

I have this book too, I love it! I like to have a good look through it when I need a little inspiration and I always end up brimming with ideas. The author has another which is equally as good - Sewing in No Time. I'd definitely recommend them both - beginner or not!

P.S i also got my Moo cards! Will be posting about them next week. Thank you so much for sharing the discount code x

www.sewrayme.co.uk

Sandie said...

You're forgiven you generous soul you!
Waiting for my swap partner to tell me what she likes/dislikes but,won't be long now!

Have a great weekend.

Sandie xx

jane p said...

FREE MAGAZINE! We don't get too many handmade mags in Singapore. I could easily get Japanese mags tho'. And I LOVE, LOVE the metal tin. In primary one, I had a really cool English teacher who believed that every child should know all the nursery rhymes in the world. Her lessons were the funnest because we just recite the rhymes at the top of our voices. Best days of my life.

Josie-Mary said...

Blimey you have been busy! The beach looks lovely :) I haven't seen that magazine..... another one to add to the list! x

Dinki Dots said...

That tin is great - and I love the little glimpse of your felty makes - very cute!
NEW MAGAZINE - I'd like a chance to win - thanks!
I hope all is getting better with the family and health problems. Thinking of you.
Maria x

Kerri said...

hi Lisa

That water looks so inviting! My boys wouldn't want to get out either! lol!
Would love a FREE MAGAZINE, you are so generous!!
That little sneak peak of the Aussie swaps looks interesting! hehe! The one that I have to send the the UK looks cool too! lol!
K x

Barrijayne said...

Wow, please just send me the tins, they are gorgeous!

Please put me the hat for the FREE MAGAZINE, thanks x

Both myself and my partner have receive our Swaps, and I'm very pleased with what I received. Thanks again x

Liz said...

Love the little sweetie tin - gorgeous! Would love to win the magazine - please count me in!
Liz

Alex said...

Oh crumbs, you seem to have a lot more (and far more beautifully wrapped) parcels for your swap that I managed! Perhaps I just squished mine more to get them into the jiffy bag?

Hope you're enjoying all your seaside sandwiches today :)

gill said...

love your seaside pics! Can't wait for our holiday!!
I'd love to win your FREE MAGAZINE please!!I haven't seen this one before - is it new??

Melinda said...

Glad you're back. You look like you've been a busy bee. Going to pop to the shop and see if can pick up that mag it looks very interesting and I'm always looking for something new to make.
If you like patchwork quilting there is another good book to have a look at called Patchwork Puzzle Balls by Jinny Beyer. There are beginner and advanced projects inside and they are quick to do, great for kids too.

dosierosie said...

Great to have you back. Love the look of your beach.
Gillx

delia hornbook said...

Hello sounds like you have been having a lovely time, your beach looks gorgeous and so do your little lads bless them ;-) Like the look of the book i have to say i love patchwork and that cushion looks real cute. Happy sewing and making, dee x

crafts@home said...

Ooooh, count me in for the FREE MAGAZINE givaway, it looks very interesting, as does the quilting book! and I love the tin :)
Sue Xxx

daisychain said...

Welcome back lovely,
I hope any and all problems are now resolved xo

Miss Pixie said...

FREE MAGAZINE! :)

I love that tin it would make a very good button tin because you can never ever have too many button tins!

Katy
x